THURSDAY, AUGUST 12
REIKO FUKINO WILL SING AT FREE CONCERT IN LAHAINA
Experience the smooth sounds of Reiko Fukino during a free concert from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum in Lahaina. The event, presented by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation and hosted by "Bruddah Poki" of Pacific Radio Group, is part of Hawaiian Music Series Kanakapila with Poki. Fukino is a versatile musician who performs in Hawaiian and contemporary styles. She released her first CD, "Timeless Classics of Hawaii," in 1999; and in 2008, she served as a music judge in prestigious Na Mele O Maui. Also, the "Lei Ladies" of the Lahaina-Honolua Senior Citizens Club will string fresh flower lei. The Baldwin Home Museum is located on the corner of Front and Dickenson streets. For more information, visit www.lahainarestoration.org or call 661-3262.
Melinda and Peter Wing are “Pirates of Napili.” The duo will offer a pirate storytime, featuring George Kahumoku Jr., tonight in Napili.
AHOY, MATE: PIRATE STORIES WITH GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR.
The Napili Kai Beach Resort will be the landing site for a free pirate storytime from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. presented by George "Scurvy Dog" Kahumoku Jr. and performed by Maui buccaneers, Uncle Bwop and Auntie Melinda. Suitable for children ages 3 and up and their families, "Pirates of Napili" features skits, stories and songs that will have everyone plank walkin' and pirate talkin'. Meet at the resort's Aloha Pavilion, 5900 Honoapiilani Road. For more information, call 214-6788.
CASANUEVO TANGO SWINGS INTO MOTION AT CASANOVA
Casanueovo Tango - classes, exhibition and milonga - will start at 7:30 p.m. at Casanova Italian Restaurant and Deli in Makawao. A donation of $5 is requested.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 13
MAUI CALLS PACKED FULL OF GOURMET CUISINE, FUN
Maui Calls, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's annual benefit gala, will be celebrated from 6 to 10 p.m. at the MACC. With restaurant booths, gourmet cuisine by Hawaii's top chefs, winemakers and winery representatives, live and silent auctions, music and other highlights, the night will be packed with a variety of offerings. Cost is $175 to $500 per person, depending on ticket packages. For more information, visit mauiarts.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
STROLL THROUGH LAHAINA GALLERIES WITH ART NIGHT
"Friday Night is Art Night" in Lahaina, so take a walk through Lahaina town to tour participating galleries from 7 to 10 p.m. for special gallery shows, artist demonstrations, refreshments and entertainment. A walking map of participating galleries is available in the Lahaina Visitor Center. For more information, visit the Lahaina Town Action Committee website at www.visitlahaina.com.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 14
HANA CULTURAL CENTER'S 13TH ANNUAL HO'OLAULE'A
The Hana Cultural Center's 13th Annual Ho'olaule'a will kick off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hasegawa Store Fairground in Hana. The free event will feature entertainment, cultural demonstrations, food, local crafts, a farmers market and keiki activities. This year's theme is Roads and Bridges, as the roads of Hana will be celebrated.
MOLOKAI FILM FESTIVAL'S OFFERINGS TO REEL YOU IN
Featuring world premiere films, the seventh annual Molokai Film Festival will celebrate Hawaiian films, arts, culture and music from 4 to 11 p.m. at Hotel Molokai. The showings will include "Massacre at Kaupoa Beach;" "Journey to Kalaupapa;" "Kaho'olawe: An Island Healing;" "Hana Surf Girls;" "Pidgin: The Voice of Hawai'i;"?"A Legacy;" "Stones;" He Hawai'i Mau;" "I?Scream Floats and Sundays;" "Malama Holoa;" "Holomua;" "Heart Strings;" and others. The MauiFEST Hawaii event will also highlight live music by Brother Noland, Calvin Hoe, Bradda Francis and Lono, and will offer nose flute and pu workshops with Hoe, along with hula, arts and crafts, and food. Entry is free. For more details, visit www.MauiFEST.net.
TROT UP TO KULA WITH FAMILY TO SEE OHANA RANCH'S OWN 'SPIRIT'
Ohana Ranch of Maui will welcome its newest addition - a Kiger Mustang - with a family event from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The horse is the first Kiger Mustang to live in Hawaii, according to ranch owner Toni Martin, and the expanding family is reason to celebrate. The event will include picture taking with the Kiger Mustang and an under-the-stars viewing of animated DreamWorks film "Spirit," which is based on a real Kiger Mustang called "Donner." Bring a camera, jacket and a blanket or folding chair. Cost is $10 per child; drinks and popcorn is included. Adults are free. For registration and more information, call Martin at 298-5864 or e-mail ohanaranchmaui @gmail.com.
D.L. HUGHLEY WILL PERFORM AT MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER
D.L. Hughley will perform at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater at 7:30 p.m. For more information, see Backstage on Page 5.
OBON FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR KAHULUI JODO MISSION
Kahului Jodo Mission Obon Festival will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Kahului Jodo Mission, 325 Laau St. Service begins at 7 and dancing starts at 8 p.m. For more information, call 871-4911.
THE TEMPTATIONS AND THE FOUR TOPS WILL HELP GET GROOVE ON
The Temptations and the Four Tops will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Events Lawn. For more information, see Maui Beat on Page 3.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18
DON'T MISS MAORI PERFORMANCE
Native Intelligence and Na Hanona Kulike 'O Pi'ilani will present Pumanawa Rangatira, a one-night performance of Maori kapa haka and mele, at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Iao Theatre in Wailuku. The show will feature the voices of Pumanawa Rangatira, a group from Wellington, Aotearoa, and will highlight the intricacies of poi and the common subtleties of Korero Maori. Kapa haka is the term used for the traditional Maori performing arts. Tickets are $5 for children 5 to 12 and $15 for adults if purchased before the show; and $10 for children, $20 for adults at the door. Pre-sale tickets are available at Native Intelligence in Wailuku, or call 249-2421.